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Hockey Canada should be happy with efforts for world tournament: Que. mayor

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Hockey Canada should be happy with efforts for world tournament: Que. mayor

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Quebec City is to co-host the 2008 edition of the world hockey championship with Halifax, but planning for the event has been plagued by problems.

Boucher said a new budget with some existing money being reallocated and a new organizing committee will get the championship on track.

"I'm sure it will be enough for Hockey Canada," Boucher said of the changes.

"I think I am able to say to them (Hockey Canada) that they will be satisfied."

Boucher told a news conference that $6 million of government money will be reallocated from Quebec City's budget to celebrate its 400th birthday in 2008 for the hockey event.

The City of Quebec will come up with another $1 million and local organizations also will provide some funds.

Hockey Canada has criticized the provincial capital for dragging its feet on preparations and has given Quebec City until Tuesday to get the event in order.

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Hockey Canada should be happy with efforts for world tournament: Que. mayor